Technophobia is so last century: fears of robots, AI and drones are not new

©Alamy Much of today’s technology reporting is focused on the potential threats posed by developments. Dangers are seen in everything from robots to flying drones and two-wheeled “hoverboards”. Physicist Stephen Hawking has even warned that full artificial intelligence “could spell the end of the human race”. Such concerns are not new, according to Carl Benedikt Frey, co-director of the Oxford Martin programme on technology and employment at Oxford university. “Fears about technology, and certainly fears that technology will destroy our jobs, have been with us for as long as jobs have existed,” he says. More On this story On this topic From the weaving machines of the industrial revolution to the bicycle, mechanisation has prompted concerns that technology will make people redundant or alter society in unsettling ways. In the…


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